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Clement Dorsey. The general public statutory law and public local law of the state of Maryland : from the year 1692 to 1839 inclusive, with annotations thereto,and a copious index.
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LAWS OF MARYLAND.1753. 101
vent all disputes or doubts which may arise concerning the
said clause.
SEC. 2. Be it enacted, by the right honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the advice and consent of his lordship's
Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and
the authority of the same, That nothing in the above recited
act contained shall be construed to indemnify any officer or
other person killing any slave or slaves resisting or refusing to
surrender, from undergoing a legal trial, any thing contained in
the said act to the contrary notwithstanding, but that it shall
and may be lawful for any person, upon his or her trial for
killing any slave or slaves, to give this, and the above recited
act, in evidence, upon not guilty pleaded; and if it shall appear
upon the evidence, that such killing as aforesaid was done in
the lawful execution, and in pursuance of the aforesaid act, that
then such person or persons, so killing as aforesaid in pursuance
and in the lawful execution of the aforesaid act, shall be acquit-
ted and discharged thereof, and from all penalties, forfeitures
and punishments for such killing as aforesaid.
Not to pre-
vent a legal
trial, &c.
SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That where any person or persons
shall be prosecuted for killing a slave or slaves resisting, as by
the said act, entitled, an act for the more effectual punishing of
negroes and other slaves, and for taking away the benefit of
clergy from certain offenders, and a supplementary act to an act,
entitled, an act to prevent the tumultuous meetings and other
irregularities of negroes and other slaves, that then and in such
case the public of this province shall pay such person or persons
all his costs and charges which he or they shall be at by means
of any such prosecution.
CHAPTER 27.
AN ACT to prevent injuring the navigation to Baltimore-town, and to the
inspecting house at Elk-Ridge landing, on Patapsco river.
Public to
pay, &c.
WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, that by
opening and digging into the banks of Patapsco river for iron
stone, large quantities of earth and sand are thrown and washed
into the said river, and navigable branches thereof, by which
practice (if continued,) the channel of the said river, and naviga-
ble branches aforesaid, will, in a short time, be so filled up, that
vessels of any burthen must be prevented from coming into the
best and most secure harbours in the said river, and the naviga-
tion thereof greatly obstructed ; for remedy of which evil, it is
prayed that it may be enacted,
Preamble.
SEC. 2. And be if enacted, by the fight honourable the Lord
Proprietary, by and with the advice and consent of his lordship's
Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and
the authority of the same, That from and after the end of this
No earth,
&c. to be
thrown into
the river,
&c.


 
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Clement Dorsey. The general public statutory law and public local law of the state of Maryland : from the year 1692 to 1839 inclusive, with annotations thereto,and a copious index.
Volume 141, Page 101   View pdf image (33K)
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